Saturday, May 20, 2006

Payday Loans (30 of 31)

I can’t decide which organic bread to buy,
the pumpernickel or the multi-grain.
The tents of death still fly on flooded plains
and campers pray for drops of food supply.
I can’t decide which organic bread to buy.
The fucked-up prisoners-of-war complain.
The pumpernickel or the multi-grain,
I ask the empty counter. No reply
but the new pope speaks out against the tie
of gay marriage legalized in Spain.
The prisoners protest for check-out lanes
and campers pray to satellites that fly
over their heads while I decide to buy
the pumpernickel, or the multi-grain.

2 comments:

Pearl said...

Like the rhythm. The content resonates with me as well.

Jee Leong Koh said...

Thanks, Pearl. I am concerned that the content will go out of date all too quickly.

Jee Leong